Friday, February 8, 2008

Divine Design BV Challenge 2

I can't believe it's been a month since we posted our first Divine Design Challenge projects! I found it more difficult this month to select just ONE scripture...But, I was finally able to narrow it down to this, one of my all time favorite scripture from Galatians. The other Scripture Chicks have some really fun projects that they've been working sure to hop on over to their blogs and check 'em out:
Lori Craig ~ Make A Difference
Angel Wilde ~ Angelosity
Jami Sibley ~ More is More
Taylor Van Bruggen ~ Taylored Expressions

I hope you'll be playing along too! It's easy...and you can join us anytime. If you decide to upload to SCS, be sure to use the keyword BVC08. Plus...I'd love to see YOUR project, so be sure and leave me a comment along with a link to your project too!
For more details on this challenge, check out my first DD post, HERE. I promised to show you the method I'd be using to display my card, but the item I sent for, didn't work as I'd hoped. So...for now, I'm just setting my card in a prominent spot where I'll see it several times each day...and that's working just fine. I have a couple of other ideas I may use for displaying and I'll share those with you in future posts. My daughter, Megan chose her scripture from Psalms this month & here's the bookmark I made for her.

Meg & I both LOVE Elzybells so I surprised her by using this new stamp, Flower Girl, just released in can see more new Elzybells stamps over at the Elzybells blog!

A few years ago, I came across a commentary on the Fruit of the Spirit, from the Max Lucado Devotional Bible. I thought you might enjoy it too:
For the next twelve hours I will be exposed to the day's demands. It is now that I must make a choice. Because of Calvary, I'm free to choose... I choose love. No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. Today I will love God and what God loves.I choose joy. I invite my God to be the God of circumstance.I choose peace. I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may live. I choose patience. I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I'll invite him to do so.I choose kindness. I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me. I choose goodness. I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I choose faithfulness. Today I will keep my promises.I choose gentleness. Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. I choose self-control. I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal. I will be drunk only by joy. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek His grace. And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.
Supplies for my card~

Stamps: none, I printed the scripture on my computer

Paper: Close to Cocoa, Bordering Blue, Very Vanilla, Le Jardin DP

Accessories: Pewter brads, HP ribbon pull, Vanilla taffeta ribbon, CB, Oval/Scallop Nestabilities, Paper piercing tool & Mat pack

Supplies for Meg's bookmark ~

Stamps: Flower Girl (Amuse/Elzybells), One of a Kind (flowers)

Paper: Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Flowers for You DP

Ink: Lovely Lilac, Stazon, Computer generated scripture

Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Paper piercing tool, Boho Blooms Punch, Rhinestone brad, Self-Adhesive rhinestones, Sakura clear stardust pen, SU & Copic Markers

Sending warm & sunny thoughts to you, as I post from the MS Oosterdam, at sea...300 miles from San Diego = ) !!!


Angel W said...

I LOVE both of your projects, Nancy. You've outdone yourself this month. Can't wait for next month!

tonya said...

Gorgeous scripture card, but I absolutely love Megan's bookmark!! So fun, youthful and whimsical intertwined with a wonderful scripture!!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

These are both gorgeous, Nancy! Thanks for sharing your heart!

Alexandra said...

These are beautiful Nancy - I love what you did here! I was over at Angels blog and saw you all are doing this, what an awesome challenge! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jo said...

Absolutely beautiful :)

Kim said...

You know haow much I love this card! It looks just as beautiful on your blog as it did in your stamp room! I am missing you and can't wait to hear all about your trip. Lunch is on me when you get back! Sway to the swell of the ocean for me and remember you loved and missed back here at home. I remember how I felt rocked to sleep on the ship when I cruised. You blessed woman!

jeannen2 said...

I love the card! The scripture seems to match the colors so well! TFS! Jeanne

Silke said...

The scripture card is beautiful!!!

The bookmark is super adorable too!!!

Sandra Smart said...

Your card is just beautiful! And I also loved the commentary, so thanks so much for sharing it!

Whimsey said...

Absolutely beautiful; love them both!!

Sharon in NE said...

Your work is so wonderful. Thank you for sharing your Godgiven talents with us.

Sarah D said...

you are Excellent!!!
come here and get your award!!!!!

Mercy said...

these are great, nancy! keep 'em comin'!

Kelly B said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects. Just managed to find my way to your blog, but will bookmark it for the future. Thank you so much fo sharing that commentary - MLucado is one of my faves, so I was delighted to read this this morning.

Regina said...

The cards are FANTASTIC!